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Join us to taste our Gold Medal wines at the annual Garagiste Wine Festival in Santa Monica. There will be 50 micro-production, craft wineries from across California. more
We will be pouring our wine once again at Family Winemakers event in San Francisco. There are over 500 wines offered by 125 family owned California wineries. more
Starfield Vineyards at Toast of the Coast Wine Festival in San Diego at the San Diego County Fair. More information and tickets here.
Starfield Vineyards at Family Winemakers of California - Del Mar Fairgrounds - Sunday, March 20 2016 more
Starfield Vineyards at San Francisco Chronicle 2016 Winetasting - Saturday February 13 more
Join us at the Family Winemakers of California San Mateo Tasting! Over 200 family wineries will be showcasing their wines. There's a trade tasting from from 1:00 - 3:30; and consumers are welcome from 3:30 to 6:00 PM. The event takes place at the SAN MATEO EVENT CENTER, Fiesta Hall 1346 Saratoga Drive San Mateo, CA 94403 Sunday, August 17, 2014. Tickets are available at http://bit.ly/UAxven For more information, contact www.familywinemakers.org We'd love to see you there!
Join us at the historic Jack House and Gardens in San Luis Obispo on Sunday, May 18 from 12 pm - 4 pm for delicious wine and a barbeque lunch by The Rib Line.
Jack House & Gardens
536 Marsh St
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Join us at Castlewood Country Club on Thursday, May 8 from 5-9 for the launch of Starfield Vineyards wines. Enjoy delicious wine, hors d'oeuvres, music and more.
Castlewood Country Club
707 Country Club Cir
Pleasanton, CA 94566
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Summer is worth the wait!
We’ve waited a long time for summer to arrive and it is in full force in the vineyards. The vines are beginning to focus on ripening fruit, trees and shrubs are vibrant, and there are hints of color from late blooming flowers. We’re busy around the property with construction and paving projects. We constantly remind ourselves to slow down and savor the beauty that is all around. We hope you enjoy the beautiful weather and fun activities with family and friends and take time to savor those special moments.
We have the perfect soil and growing conditions to produce an outstanding Marsanne from our Foothills vineyard – so we wanted to try! We planted about 1.5 acres of Marsanne on a rocky, steep, east-facing slope. There it receives abundant morning sun, but as the temperature rises in the late afternoon, the vines quickly drop into shade, cooling the fruit. At nighttime, cooler air flows like a river around the bottom of the hill where the Marsanne is located. By the morning, it’s often 10-14 degrees cooler than the top of the hill – helping produce wines with excellent balance and acidity.
Cause for Celebration!
It’s nearly summer, the vineyards are beautiful in all their leafy exuberance, and our two new release whites are award-winning wines! We hope that with graduation, Father’s Day and summer that you take time to celebrate too and if it’s with a bottle of Starfield Vineyards we would be honored!
It is as if everything has burst into bloom at the same time. Everywhere you look there are spectacular bursts of color from rhododendrons, dogwoods, wild roses, verbena, hydrangeas and azaleas. This the start of the busy season for our grapes where all of our attention and labor will be focused. We hope you are enjoying this beautiful weather and are finding time to celebrate life’s little and big moments.
Spring finally arrived!
Spring is finally here and has been rather mild. We have had record rainfall (65" and counting!) and late snow which has caused everything to be delayed this year. What we are looking most forward to this month is to be able to enjoy a glass of wine while gazing out across the property and savoring the beautiful and colorful landscape. We hope you will take time to savor a glass of wine and celebrate spring.
As Cabernet is to Napa, so Aglianico is to El Dorado. Everything we know about the Aglianico in Italy suggests that it will produce fine red wines at Starfield. Our Aglianico is a prized clone that comes from di Vulture, and was brought to California by Antonio Mastroberadino, scion of the family which produces the most famous Aglianicos in Italy.
Enough with Winter!
We are optimistic that spring is finally arriving after months of rain and snow. Daffodils are blooming, rhododendrons are beginning to bloom, and even the turtles have reappeared after their winter hibernation. In the vineyard we’ve begun pruning which will spur the vines to shoot out the new growth.
Rain for Days!
The snow we got early in January proved short lived and now it’s back to the rain. This rainy weather makes us invent projects to keep us indoors as much as possible. Winter reminds us to slow and to relax where possible. We hope you will enjoy Mardi gras with some wine and relaxation.
New Year's Snow!
Wishing you a healthy and prosperous New Year in 2017! Ours began with a light snowfall, our first of the season. It was a nice change from the deluge of rain we’ve received lately. Stay warm and cozy and think of us as you drink wine by the fire.
We were looking for a bright fresh wine to complement our lovely, floral Rhone whites. Fiano stood out because the grapes feature naturally high acidity, which makes the wines crisp and fresh like Pinot Grigio; but as a bonus the wines also develop layers of complexity when barrel fermented with lees stirring. I expect Fiano to love our Starfield terroir.